Salone Nautico is an international boat trade fair that takes place annually at Fiera di Genova. The exhibition spaces, both ashore and in the water, offer a complete range of products from all kinds of boats to accessories, motors, boat components, electronics as well as water sport articles and financing and leasing solutions; you will be able to take advantage of the venue to meet with boat and marine vendors across the vast 300-thousand square meter exhibition area.
This year the Salone Nautico will take place on 6 days from the 20th to the 25th of September in Genoa. For that special occasion – it is the 58th Genoa Boat Show - the city returns to its maritime roots and showcases some of Italy’s finest superyacht builders, such as Perini Navi and CRN. Italy is the biggest superyacht building nation and therefore the Genoa show is of high annual importance for the industry. This year two marinas will be devoted to displaying over 500 boats for this floating show.
The event’s outlook is, in a word, strong. It is enough to point out that 98% of exhibitors from 2017 had confirmed they will be back, of which 64% requested larger spaces for their displays. There have also been 57 new requests to take part, 38 of which are from abroad.
Salone Nautico will also be boasting a new layout and as declared by Paolo Brescia, one of the creators, along with the OBR research team, of the “Piazza del Vento” project, launched at the 57th Genoa Boat Show and donated by the Italian Marine Industry Association to the city of Genoa: “In our plan for the 58th edition we want to transport the urban experience of Genoa out onto the sea. We are thinking of a town square on the water, a way of creating new sparks of interaction between people who will be able to meet others and enjoy being in a public space during their time at the Boat Show. A new perspective for the district, across the breakwater which in turn becomes an outpost on the sea, where visitors will be able to enjoy breath taking views of both the sea and the city”.
It is clear that it is one of the favourite locations worldwide for companies to present their new products to a competent and informed public. The show also includes business meetings, seminars, presentations and debates with the presence of leading experts, institutional representatives and opinion leaders, all to entertain visitors that can appreciate style and luxury of this field.